For 150 years, Ottawa University has educated students for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, and personal growth and significance. The mission of Ottawa University is to provide the highest quality liberal arts and professional education in a caring, Christ-centered community of grace which integrates faith, learning and life. The University serves students of traditional age, adult learners and organizations through undergraduate and graduate programs. Ottawa University is where rich tradition meets affordable tuition and flexibility meets fulfillment. Pursue your passions today.
Welcome to Ottawa University! Ours is an institution with a proud 150 year heritage of educating adults and students of traditional ages for lifetimes of faith, service, leadership and significance. Founding in 1865, we have grown to an institution today that serves over 5,000 students.
The mission of Ottawa University is to provide the highest quality liberal arts and professional education in a caring, Christ-centered community of grace which integrates faith, learning and life. By 2020, Ottawa University will be positioned as a distinctive and rapidly expanding institution.
At Ottawa University, the leadership team is comprised of talented leaders with a wide range of management experience. The senior management team consists of academic, financial, operational, legal, and marketing experts who direct the day-to-day decisions.
Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, which is an independent corporation founded in 1895, as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary education institutions in the North Central region including Kansas.
Founded in 1865, Ottawa University has a rich history and heritage. Throughout its 150 years, the University has endeavored to educate its students, many from underserved student populations, for lifetimes of enlightened faith, exemplary service, inspired leadership, and personal significance.
Ottawa University invites and encourages family and friends to attend and participate in celebrating our graduates annually at one of our commencement ceremonies. The commencement season is filled with hope and purpose as our graduates achieve a meaningful milestone and pursue new career opportunities.
The Office of Communications serves the entire Ottawa University community and is the primary interface with press and media outlets on all communications issues. This Office produces news updates, press releases, media alerts, personnel announcements, honors pronouncements, and the Annual Report.